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Hawaiian Wedding Venues With Serious Tropical Vibes

Hiking deep into rainforests, touring around plantations and farms, surfing the famous waves at Waimea Bay, and noshing on fresh mangoes picked right from the tree are just a handful of the epic experiences you can expect to have in America’s favorite collection of tropical islands.
 
Here to help you plan your getaway, we’ve rounded up some of the most gorgeous hotels in Hawaii and a few party spots too. From stunning plantation homes to posh luxury hotels, there’s something for everyone in this part of the world. Whatever adventure you choose, you’ll be sipping coconut water straight from the shell faster than you can say, “surf’s up, dude.”
 
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Travaasa Hana

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Surrounded by tropical wilderness and rolling hills, Travaasa Hana sits on the eastern edge of Maui. With cute bungalows and incredible views, this gorgeous boutique spot is one of the most romantic hotels in Hawaii.
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Hale Mana Kauai

If getting your energy right is at the top of your vacation priority list, check out this geode and crystal adorned villa that sits perched right over the Pacific. A modern coastal rental home in Kauai, this private estate sleeps about ten guests in five very cute rooms. This could easily be your family’s home away from home, or a very cool place to host a getaway with your best friends.
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The Villa at Calasa Olive Farm

The address says Hawaii, but the aesthetic says Tuscany. Gather at this incredible private estate in Maui for a party in paradise that’s as inspired by the local culture as it is by Italian architecture and design. With 20 acres of olive trees, there’s no shortage of silvery backdrops for your best party ever.
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Puakea Ranch

If you’re looking for a getaway that’s more home-like than mega-resort, Puakea Ranch could be your bag. A collection of four charming plantation homes set on 40 acres of historic cattle ranch land, this beautiful inn is ideal for a wedding that’s off-the-grid and still easily accessible for guests.
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Kathy Ireland Weddings

If lifestyles of the rich and the famous appeal to your travel senses, you’ve got to check out this modern luxury estate in Honolulu. As glam as it is private, this two-story estate boasts stunning ocean views and enough space to throw a party for up to fifty guests. Next stop on the glam squad train: Honolulu.
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$799 avg. room rate
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Hotel Wailea

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Zen gardens, waterfalls, pool cabanas, and ocean views are all part of the story this stunning Hawaiian resort tells. Cozy up in a private beach bungalow with your better half, or gather a crew for a celebration or two.
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The Plantation House Maui

Maui’s Plantation House is a stunning waterfront event venue that’s breezy and modern, surrounded by gorgeous grounds and epic views. Check this spot out for a gathering of kinfolk or a wedding celebration.
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The Palmwood

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Relax and unwind at this secluded guesthouse on Hawaii’s most green island. With three rooms, this sweet little spot is perfect for a weekend getaway with friends or family, and it’s a great secret venue for a wedding if you want to feel like the only people on the island.
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Plantations Gardens Restaurant & Bar

Set on an old sugar plantation in Kauai’s arid South Shore, this beautiful Hawaiian venue boasts one of the top ten best cactus and succulent gardens in the world. Plantation Gardens boasts a great backdrop for epic parties, rehearsal dinners, weddings, or any other event you can think of that’s worthy of wearing a grass skirt to attend.
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St. Regis Princeville

Aloha, paradise! Synonymous with style, luxury, and comfort, the St. Regis brand brings their A-game at this incredible Hawaiian resort on Kauai’s lush North Shore. The views of the Napali Coast can’t be beat.
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Dillingham Ranch

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Tucked into the North Shore of Oahu, this private cattle ranch and equestrian center is home to wild peacocks, a forest reserve, mountain ranges, and the largest coconut tree grove in the island chain. Whether you host a wedding here or simply stay for an extended weekend with friends, this old estate is sure to give you all the Hawaii vibes.
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Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute

An expanse of beachfront lawns dotted with giant palms, this Hawaiian relic is as storied as they come. Now operating as a cultural center, these grounds were once a private residence, congregation corner for Hawaiian chiefs, sacred bathing spot for a queen, and a military recreation center during World War II. Get steeped in this pocket of Hawaiian history through attending one of their cultural events or creating an event of your own.
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Merriman's Kapalua

Set at the edge of the island, Merriman’s Kapalua is the kind of venue guests won’t easily forget. With wooded decks that dazzle just above the ocean, a modern tropical wedding is totally achievable at this stunner.
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$1,275 avg. room rate
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Four Seasons Resort Lanai

Rugged red lava cliffs, white sand beaches, and a marine preserve are all part of the experience at one of Hawaii’s best luxury resorts. Host an evening under the stars with your closest loved ones for a night as unforgettable as you are.
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Kualoa Ranch Hawaii

As one of Hawaii’s most famous resorts, Kualoa Ranch has hosted events for celebs ranging from the Kardashians to the Obamas to the Dalai Lama. The venue sprawls across three valleys and offers plenty of options for event layouts, from gardens to beaches, with accommodations that are equally tip-top.
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Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center

A haven for creatives, this Mediterranean style art center sits on 25 acres of pine, jacaranda, palm, and avocado trees, with views of Maui’s North Shore and the West Maui Mountains. With a solarium, reflection pond, and panoramic-view lawn, Hui No Eau is a venue worth scoping out for a gathering of epic tropical proportion.
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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Mauna Kea, Hawaii
Easily the Big Island’s best beaches, Mauna Kea has a tropical elegance all its own. Consider this spot a home away from home, the kind of destination you keep coming back to over the years. With a golf course and plenty of nearby activities to choose from, this is a place that might actually please the whole fam.
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$1,049 avg. room rate
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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

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With over 200 beach bungalows, this Four Seasons Resort on the Kona-Kohala Coast has won more awards than we can count. Easy to refer to as one of Hawaii’s most popular resorts, this spot is as amazing to experience as a couple as it is with a whole wedding crew in tow.
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$879 avg. room rate
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Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

With residential villas, infinity pools, multiple event lawns and terraces, and some of Maui’s best restaurants, this modern Hawaiian hotel is a total jaw dropper. One of the more chic resorts of the area, Andaz Maui at Wailea is as good for a little getaway as it is for a major celebratory event for the largest of groups.
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$915 avg. room rate
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Montage Kapalua Bay

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Why not hula your way down the aisle at this epic Hawaiian luxury resort! Tropical chic is the vibe, as all windows frame the spectacular ocean views. We can totally picture you poolside with a lei around your neck and cocktail in hand, sipping on that amazing sunset sky.
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Royal Hawaiian

Honolulu, Hawaii
Affectionately dubbed the Pink Palace of the Pacific, this 1920s hotel pairs the glory days of Hawaii with a more modern luxury resort vibe. You definitely want to check this spot out if you (a) have an instagram account, (b) are planning a bachelorette getaway, (c) happen to be crushing on blush, or (d) all of the above.
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Sugar Beach Events

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Set on the Maui coast, Sugar Beach has a style that’s equal parts old plantation and modern estate. Built to host events of up to 300 guests, this is one of Hawaii’s top wedding venues. We can’t really imagine a better place to say, “I do,” than in a setting so lush and spectacular.
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Na Aina Kai

Kilauea, Kauai
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No venue list would be complete without a quirky sculpture garden set on botanical gardens. Fortunately, there’s more cool than quirky at Na’aina Kai. Whether you’re interested in getting married among the gardens, the hardwood trees, or the seaside, there’s a little something for every style at this gem.
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The Modern Honolulu

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As appointed by its moniker, The Modern is precisely that. The super sweet digs here are some of Honolulu’s most chic hotel rooms. Head out to one of the pools or outdoor dining spaces for marina views and party-ready perches.
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Waimea Valley

Hale`iwa, Hawaii
Waterfalls, meadows, lawns, and a pavilion are just a few of the venue options at Waimea Valley. This conservation-focused valley is home to botanical gardens, archaeological sites, native wildlife, and a 45-foot waterfall. For a unique Hawaiian wedding steeped in nature, be sure to explore the options at Waimea Valley.
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Sunset Ranch Hawaii

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Enjoy sunset with the your fun-set at this Oahu beauty. Sunset Ranch is one of Hawaii’s most incredible private estates, featuring 30 acres of rolling hills, tropical gardens, and stunning views. Check out the property’s pair of guest suites, or head here for a sunset soiree.
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